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Old 07-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Bought a Sparco Hub and Wheel for my car and long story short. When I went to install it everything was fine till I put the hub up to the steering column. I'll post pictures below. But there's a black plate that turns and has to rubber prongs sticking out towards the driver. Does this stay? Or does thus also have to be removed. The hub will neither fit around the rubberish prongs or will it allow the cords to fit through the back that are attached to this black spinning plate.

Any advice would be much appreciated or If there is a write of some sort that I didn't find, sharing it would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance guys!


Here's the "black plate" that spins with the stock wheel.




Back side of hub.



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Old 07-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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I guess the main question is, do I remove the clock spring (if that's what it's called) when installing the hub & wheel?
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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Looks like you have too. It is of no use anyways now that your using aftermarket steering wheel. Air bag light is going to be on now too if you didn't know. And the clock spring is broken if you have spun it one way or another to many times.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:55 AM   #4
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Looks like you have too. It is of no use anyways now that your using aftermarket steering wheel. Air bag light is going to be on now too if you didn't know. And the clock spring is broken if you have spun it one way or another to many times.
I actually put it back together and everything works fine! I'll try again tomorrow and remove the clock spring too see if that helps out! Thanks for you help man!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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The second half of the steering roll connector is the problem area for 06' STI owners, and I am pretty sure this applies to '07s too. The "Steering Position Sensor" is screwed together with the clock spring, so you can't remove the clock spring. This is actually part of the DCCD circuit and feeds steering inputs to the Yaw Rate & Lateral G sensor in the DCCD control module. Removing this leaves your DCCD stuck in full open and your driver controls are lost.

See this thread: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-inter...l-outcome.html
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The second half of the steering roll connector is the problem area for 06' STI owners, and I am pretty sure this applies to '07s too. The "Steering Position Sensor" is screwed together with the clock spring, so you can't remove the clock spring. This is actually part of the DCCD circuit and feeds steering inputs to the Yaw Rate & Lateral G sensor in the DCCD control module. Removing this leaves your DCCD stuck in full open and your driver controls are lost.[/url]
Interesting. Haven't seen any other veh with the steering position sensor attached to clock spring, in fact I have only seen them either built into column and at base of column, but I also haven't had to do one a Subaru before. But if this is true then that would be a problem removing it
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Yeah. If you want to keep the DCCD functional, you HAVE to keep the clock spring/sensor. You can't use the Sparco Hub. I had the same problem (I had an NRG hub that didn't work) and ended up with a Works Bell hub that works. Splash is another brand that works, but I think it's just a re-branded Works Bell, or vice versa.

This is what I have. You can see the holes for the sensor:






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FYI...there are a couple on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Works-Bell-S...9020fb&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORKS-BELL-I...6080e2&vxp=mtr

OR just search the interwebs for "Works Bell 116S"
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #9
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FYI...there are a couple on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Works-Bell-S...9020fb&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WORKS-BELL-I...6080e2&vxp=mtr

OR just search the interwebs for "Works Bell 116S"
Thanks for your help man! I'm gonna order one of those hubs to just stay away from messing with too much of the clock spring.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:02 AM   #10
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Just an update. Got everything installed. I removed the clock spring the DCCD still works fine and everything fit right up!


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Nice, no air bag light either?? If not that's surprising.
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